New Benco V80s phone boasts it has no camera for those who want privacy

new benco V80s phone without camera or gps designed for privacy
(Image credit: Benco / GSM Arena)

Webcam paranoia and the feeling of being watched is becoming increasingly common among consumers in recent years now that most smartphone technology is designed to be "always watching", surveying and listening to meet our virtual demands as fast as possible. Browser cookies are just the beginning.

Technology and camera devices can leave many people feeling unnerved and wary, prompting few to switch from a smartphone to a feature phone. Benco are here to assist with the unveiling of its new Benco V80s, a camera-free and GPS-less mobile device designed for the security-conscious. 

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Beth Nicholls
Staff Writer

A staff writer for Digital Camera World, Beth has an extensive background in various elements of technology with five years of experience working as a tester and sales assistant for CeX. After completing a degree in Music Journalism, followed by obtaining a Master's degree in Photography awarded by the University of Brighton, she spends her time outside of DCW as a freelance photographer specialising in live music events and band press shots under the alias 'bethshootsbands'.